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[Nov. As an ally for military operations, Avon ; with a particular Description and whoin can America prerer to England, Survey of the Collegiate Church, the Mauwho, being, as he is, mistress of the Joleum of Shakspeare; containing all tbe ocean, could check every approach of simorial Bearings and Monumental Inscripevery foreign enemy?'

tions ibere. To which is added, by Way of « By a fincere and hearty alliance with

Appendix, some Account of the Lives of ibe

Tbree eminent Prelates who derive their Great Britain, she would not only place herself in a situation to make a peremp

Sirnames from Stratford, the Place of their

Nativity, tory demand of indemnification from

AN ultful pocket-companion to traFrance, but, in case of refusal, would be able to strip both France and Spain of vellers visiting this town. every inch of territory they possess in this hemisphere. There is no danger of any

212. Observations on the Political State of the other nation takiog umbrage at this. A.

Continent jould France be suffered to retain merica and Great Britain might bid defi.

ber immense Acquisitions; in which is reance to the world. The map of this con

viewed her while Syfiem of Aggrandizetinent and its islands lies open before

ment, and the probable Advantage which them : they might cut and carve for

she will derive from tbe Subversion of Italy themselves, and sit down in the quiet ene

and the Pofleffion of Belgium, on the Return joyment of their conquests. The very

of Peace, mention of such an alliance would scare THE object of this observer is, to the Dons at the hottom of their muices, and expose the weakness of those who with would make the seven bundred and five ty- for peace, even though it should return fants tremble on their thrones. Yet the the feeds of future cootentions, and ele. hirelings of France tell us that this alliance vate a single ftate to a height of power mutt not be formed, because, forsooth, Bri- that would prove formidable to Europe; tain is a monarchy! Poor, paltry ohjec

a peace more dangerous than the contin tion! France avails herself of all the rafcally aid she can rake together; the forms acquiring a confiderable preponderance,

nuance of hoftilines. France has been freaties with all the monarchics she can fiud base enough to join her, and calls cime of Francis L.; anri, by her acqui.

in the balance of Europe ever fince the them her natural allies; but, if America makes a treaty with a monarchy, be it fitions, wil! poflefs a population of merely for the purpose of adjusting difo about 28 millions, which is more than

ating trade, France, 'terri- one-fifth of inhabited Europe. No ble France,' takes offence at it, calls it an

country has

physiognomy more ftriunnatural connexion, seizes our veffels as kingly surprizing, in her former ftate, a punishment for it, and (with thame be than France; a focus, every convulsion it spoken !) is justified by some of thote in which communicated its sensation to who are chosen to preserve the honour Europe. She is now nothing more than and independence of the country!

a dismal skeleton of old France, a poor, “ All the world are the natural allies of diftreffer, sequestrated country, where France; republicks, aristocracies, monarchies, and despotisms; Dutch, Genoese, nufactures, honour and honesty, have,

men and property, commerce and ma. Spaniards, Turks, and Devils; but poor America has no natural ally at all, except

disappeared. France herself; and, if the chufes, with

“ By the Revolution she has lost popu. the aid of her allies, to rob and insult her, lation, revenue, ftrengih, nútwithftanding America must accept of no one's affittance, nearly half Europe bas been plundered by but muit stand and be pillaged and kicked

All the elementary parts on till the by-standers cry thame! Honour

which hier true power is formed itill reable Independence ! Glorious Revolu

main. She still retains her situation, soil, tion !! If this must be the case, let us

and climate; her circumference, lier inhear no more boaftings and rejoicinslet

Cernal shape, her natural productions, her the fourth of July ne changed from a setin unity, and the fame pliability of disposition val io a faft, or rather let it be effices for among her inhabitants. Ten years will reever from the calendar.'' (pp. 37, 38.).

cover her fiances, her population, com

merct, and manufactures. This empire, If the mercenaries in England and their emplo: ers can conluie ihale just is not without hopes of recovery. Great

at present reduced to the acme of distress, and animated ailestions, we will give agricultural improvements have already them leave to heap barther abule ihan

been made by the relief of the husbandman they have yet done on their naiural and laborious mechanick from various openemy, Peter Porcupine.

preilions, and the equality of raoks, every

man being now qualified to aspire even to 211. A brief Account of Stratford upon the honour of being elected a member of

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PRESIDENTS, GOVERNORS, LEGISLATORS, MAGIS-

TRATES AND MILITARY MEN;

AND OF THE

CUSTOMS, MANNERS, MORALS, RELIGION, VIRTUES

AND VICES

OF THE PEOPLE:

COMPRISING ALSO

A COMPLETE SERIES OF HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS

AND REMARKS,

FROM THE END OF THE WAR, IN 1783,

TO THE

ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT, IN MARCH, 1801.

BY WILLIAM COBBETT.

IN TWELVE VOLCMES.
(4 Volume to be added annually.)

V O L. XII.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR COBB ETT AND MORGAN, AT THE CROWN

AND MITRE, PALL MALL.

MAY, 1801.

Printed by T. BAYLIS, Greville

Street, Hatton Garden.

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